I am a plant ecologist who uses quantitative (both statistical and mathematical) tools to understand plant movement ecology. I am broadly interested in how different global change factors like, habitat fragmentation, nutrient loading, and alterations to global herbivore communities influence plant reproduction and dispersal, and the subsequent consequences of this movement for population and community dynamics. I am especially interested in how this movement influences conservation and restoration ecology. Dispersal is an important life-history process that drives gene flow, community assembly, and invasions. My research focuses on combining field experiments with theoretical models to develop general understanding about the causes and consequences of dispersal, using statistically rigorous results to create assumptions for general theoretical models that can be scaled in both time and space.